By Cullen Cosme ‘21
The Arkansas Razorbacks of the SEC have put together a really nice season and are looking to do damage in the tournament. Head coach Eric Musselman has many options to go to on his team but the one that sticks out the most is freshman guard, Moses Moody.
At 6’6, Moody has length on the defensive end along with being a matchup nightmare on the offensive end of the floor. As a freshman, Moses scores 17.2 points a game to help pace the Razorbacks who like to score. Arkansas plays a fast paced tempo game meaning that there are many possessions. Picking up the pace gives them more chances to score the ball and try and out score their opponents. Not too many teams want to try and score with this Arkansas team which provides matchup nightmares all over the court.
As a freshman, Moses Moody landed himself on the Associated Press All-American team as an honorable mention. By achieving this honor, he becomes the third member in three years from the Arkansas program to achieve this feat. He is one of three freshmen in the country to average 16 points per game along with 5.0 rebounds. His size advantage plays a huge factor for him allowing him to secure the rebounds.
Moody was also named the SEC Freshman of the Year, in the conference because of the terrific numbers that he put up. Due to the great season that he has put forth, many NBA teams have tabbed him as a possible player to pick in the upcoming draft. Despite all of the awards and accolades for Moody, he only has one thing on his mind for the rest of this season. To help restore the Arkansas program that used to be a national contender and to bring home a national championship.